“Narcos” star Pedro Pascal has joined Fox’s spy comedy “Kinsgman: The Golden Circle” opposite Taron Egerton.
Matthew Vaughn is returning to direct from a script he co-wrote with Jane Goldman. The 2014 original, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” was based on the comic book “The Secret Service,” created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, and follows the training of a potential secret agent to take on a global threat from Samuel L. Jackson’s Richmond Valentine.
Vaughn also produced the original, which grossed a surprisingly healthy $415 million worldwide. Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Michael Caine also starred.
Halle Berry has been in talks to star as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Several recent reports have indicated that Julianne Moore has been in talks to play the villain in the sequel.
It’s unclear whether Strong will return for “Kingsman 2” but Egerton recently indicated in a Tweet that Firth will come back.
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Fox has dated “Kingsman 2” for release on June 16, 2017.
Pascal, a native of Chile, portrays a DEA agent on Netflix’s “Narcos.” He played Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” and has wrapped on Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall.”
Pascal is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.